Recipes

Potato Chickpea Chaat

A delicious and quick aloo chaat, a very popular Indian street food. A chaat can be anything, and just means something sour with something sweet, and the key is that it is quick to make. Serves 4 Ingredients ½ tsp salt½ tsp chilli powder1 tsp ground cumin1 tbsp amchur (dried mango powder)1 tsp chaat masala3 potatoes, peeled and diced3-4 tbsp … Read More

Peanut Butter Chocolate Cookies

This method combines two of my favourite ingredients, peanut butter and chocolate. These are devine, so simple to make and ready in minutes. Perfect for those days when you’re craving a warm fresh cookie! Makes 12 Ingredients pinch of salt100g unsalted butter, softened100g crunchy peanut butter100g golden caster sugar100g soft brown sugar1 large egg150g plain flour100g dark chocolate, ideally 70 … Read More

Chicken and Veg Pasta

The perfect way to use up leftover chicken and vegetables from the Sunday roast in an easy midweek meal, ready in minutes. Serves 4 Ingredients Cooked chicken, shreddedCooked green beansDried pastaOlive oil4 heaped tbsp green pestoParmesan, grated Method Bring a pan of salted water to the boil. Add enough dried pasta for four people, and cook according to the packet … Read More

Cauliflower Egg Curry

This is a quick and easy vegetarian curry, making the most of shop bought curry paste. So delicious! Serves 4-6 Ingredients 8 large eggs2-3 tbsp sunflower oil1 tsp black mustard seeds1 tsp cumin seeds2 onions, thinly sliced2 garlic cloves, grated3 cm root ginger, grated1 whole cauliflower, choppedTandoori curry paste (or tikka masala paste)400ml coconut milk1 tsp salt½ tsp turmericSmall bunch … Read More

Garlic Spinach Chicken Curry

This recipe is really special to me but so easy to cook. Serves 4 Ingredients 3 onions finely chopped8-10 garlic cloves finely chopped3-4 tbsp sunflower oil1 tsp cumin seeds2 tbsp tomato puree8 chicken thighs on the bone1 tsp salt2 tsp ground coriander1 tsp turmeric1 tsp chilli powder100ml water200g spinach leaves, rinsed and roughly choppedDouble cream to serve (optional) Heat the … Read More

Paneer and Pea Pie

This recipe is from my very first book, The Cardamom Trail. The crisp puff pastry is filled with paneer which soaks up the beautiful flavour of the blend of spices. Ingredients 2 onions, chopped2-3 tbsp sunflower oil1 tsp black mustard seeds2-3 garlic cloves, grated1 tsp garam masalaChilli powder (to taste)1 tsp salt½ tsp turmeric1 tsp amchur (mango powder)200g frozen peas450g … Read More

Veg Kadhai Pulao

This delicious recipe is inspired by tawa pulao, a very popular street food from Mumbai. Serves 4 Ingredients 400g basmati rice 2-3 tbsp sunflower oil 2 tbsp salted butter 1 tsp cumin seeds 2 garlic cloves, grated 3 tomatoes, chopped 1 green pepper, finely chopped 1 carrot grated 1 tsp salt ½ tsp turmeric ½ tsp chilli powder 3 tsp … Read More

Best CHOCOLATE Cake!

Chocolate Cake A stunning chocolate cake for any celebration, honestly I would make it just for any weekend. It is simple to make, easy to assemble and even easier to eat. The sponge is super light, fluffy and dark and the ganache is the perfect filling for the layers. You can decorate this with your favourite chocolates on top. For … Read More

Tandoori Chicken Curry

Tandoori Chicken Curry I am a big fan of Tandoori chicken so decided to make a curry with this gorgeous chicken. The tandoori spice mix is easily available in the supermarkets and Asian superstores and is a great spice mix to always have in the cupboard. For the chicken marinade 4 tbsp natural yogurt 1 tsp salt 1 tbsp tandoori … Read More

Lemon and Vanilla Cake

Lemon and Vanilla cake A delicious light lemon and vanilla sponge sandwiched with vanilla buttercream and lots of lemon curd. This is a beautiful and stunning cake for any celebration. For the cake – 350 gms unsalted softened butter 350 gms caster sugar 350 gms self raising flour 1 1/2 tsp baking powder 1 tsp vanilla extract 2 tbsp milk … Read More